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    Ummmmm..... Is that Egg??

    Problem appears to be solved.

    I do believe that I had the battery wire on the solenoid post touching the fin between the solenoid and the starter. I believe that I caused a short, creating a...
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    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=54442

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=54442
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    And the Starter dilema continues

    Original Thread...


    [URL="http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=54442"]


    Installed the new starter and... well, it started.

    Started it and ran for a minute then shut it off to get...
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    KLUNK may not be the best term. It is more than...

    KLUNK may not be the best term. It is more than a "Click" but not as much as a "Klank" More of a dull "Thud"... or "Thunk"


    I am assuming that by putting the bike in 5th gear and turning the...
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    Battery tested ok. Reconnected it and hooked up a...

    Battery tested ok. Reconnected it and hooked up a jump box. Still only a <THUNK>. Took off top cover. No sign of any wires worn or out of sorts. Hit starter button and starter is smokin hot where the...
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    Let's say that "Hypothetically" I discover that...

    Let's say that "Hypothetically" I discover that the problem is the starter. It is not a Bosch but the other one...:dunno... whatever that is (I live almost a half hour from where my bike is parked...
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    The Autozone was able to check the "Deep cycle"...

    The Autozone was able to check the "Deep cycle" of the battery and said it was ok. So Now I am going to find a set of jumper cables and try that.

    If it doesn't start off of the Jumper Cables does...
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    Tried Local. Car parts looked at me like I had...

    Tried Local. Car parts looked at me like I had two heads. The bike shop said "It has 13 V" Me "Did you load test it?" Shop "No. We don't have anything to be able to test a battery like that." ...
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    Thank you for your input. The battery is only...

    Thank you for your input.

    The battery is only a year or so old but from what I have read that doesn't mean anything. I saw a post saying that the battery dropped to .6 with a tail light turned...
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    How does one do a load test? Is It something that...

    How does one do a load test? Is It something that I can do myself? Apparently the only place I can take my BMW Battery to have tested is at the BMW dealer which is almost an hour and $4 dollars in...
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    How to test a Battery??

    Can you tell me if this is normal? 13+ v when key is off AND when key is on (cluster and head lights on.) When I hit starter switch I hear (thunk) and battery drops to 7 ish V.

    No the bike isn't...
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    Can you tell me if this is normal? 13+ v when...

    Can you tell me if this is normal? 13+ v when key is off and when key is on (cluster and head lights on.) When I hit starter switch I hear (thunk) and battery drops to 7 ish V.
  13. May buy Used 2004 R1150R - What to look out for??

    Considering purchasing a 2004 R1150R with 23,000 miles. Are there any known issues? Is there anything specific I should look out for? This is my first time considering a bike this new so any input...
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    The "Duck Bill" is located towards the bottom of...

    The "Duck Bill" is located towards the bottom of the Rear Tire facing wall. It is apparantly designed to let fluid drip out if there is a build up in the airbox for some reason.

    The other hole...
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    Oh. And I replaced the duck bill and sealed off...

    Oh. And I replaced the duck bill and sealed off another point that unfiltered air could enter.
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    I also replaced wiring harness from regulator to...

    I also replaced wiring harness from regulator to Alternator. That is charging system and bike ran after that so that should be an issue.

    I will double check spark on Monday...

    Haven't done...
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    Carborator Vacuum Line

    The Bike: 1988 R100GS

    The events: Discovered Crank Breather cracked and disconnected at Airbox. Remembered hearing that Pulse Air could be removed and found list of parts. Figured that if I...
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